An alt.folk star in the ascendant whose striking melodies and wise-beyond-her-years vocals could melt even the iciest of hearts, LAURA MARLING muddles the strength of Regina Spektor with the intelligence of Carole King and the acoustic lushness of Joni Mitchell. She began playing the guitar at the age of three, first being taught the blues by her father in front of the family fire, and has been in thrall to the songs and lyrics of the likes of Neil Young, Bob Dylan, James Taylor and John Mayall ever since.
Now 18 and of legal age to play the Revue Bar, her previous show at this venue saw last-minute eviction from the management and spontaneous busking on the streets of Soho.
LAURA MARLING BARRED FROM OWN GIG FOR BEING TOO YOUNG
Singer busks on street after being asked to leave
Laura Marling was not allowed into her own gig last night (October 1) because she was too young.
The singer, who was due to play the Soho Revenue Bar in London, was asked to leave the venue because she is 17 and no one under 18 is allowed on the premises.
Instead, Marling busked outside the venue before finding another place to play – The Exchange in Gerrard Street – later on in the night.
However, the support bands Noah And The Whale and King Charles – all over 18 – played Soho Revenue Bar.
” such a magical set…The show went on and it was better than it would have been inside”
Young, but not your usual angst ridden teens, Charles and Rebecca are SLOW CLUB. Like a one man band with two people. Rockabilly, folk and country all find some kind of place in their very long list of influences.
Slow Club live is emphatically awesome rhythm section; Charles plays guitar and joins Rebecca on vocals, Rebecca also plays drums with her feet and sometimes her hands all whilst standing up, playing water-filled bottles, spoons, tambourine, chair and anything else you can hit with a stick.
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